Robert Burton

1577 - 1640

A Quote by Robert Burton on foolishness

Penny wise, pound foolish.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on money

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[The rich] are indeed rather possessed by their money than possessors.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on love and power

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To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on humility

They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on horses

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Like him in Æsop, he whipped his horses withal, and put his shoulder to the wheel.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy

Naught so sweet as melancholy.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy and men

Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on books, names, and observation

Though they [philosophers] write contemptu gloriæ, yet as Hieron observes, they will put their names to their books.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton on birds and shame

A nightingale dies for shame if another bird sings better.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Robert Burton

And hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

Contributed by: Zaady

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